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Medina of Essaouira

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Address: Essaouira, Morocco
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Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons....

Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons. You'll get a private & cosy place for you and your travel companions.

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Traveling with a mate, this was the first old medina we stayed in. We found it difficult at first. Moroccan craziness was daunting and finding our accommodation in the old medina... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Traveling with a mate, this was the first old medina we stayed in. We found it difficult at first. Moroccan craziness was daunting and finding our accommodation in the old medina was nearly impossible. I've travelled through most of Asia and South America and found this to be particularly difficult. We had some difficulties as we had a hire car... More 

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Alberta
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Super safe, lots to see and watch, not large so you don't get lost, one main street for mostly locals, and one parallel to that for tourists! Street food and restaurants, delicious almonds and dried figs. Watch where you're going...all medinas you need eyes in the back of your head! It's small, but just as crowded as other medinas!

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Thank lethland
United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly laid back and hassle free, unlike Marrakech. You can talk to people and have a relaxed time looking at things without getting the hard sell.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Similar to Souks in Marrakech, but less busy. Also we felt safer in Medina compared with Marrakesh. Traders still attempt to drag you in, but are happier to take no as an answer. Much cheaper prices than Marrkesh stalls - same items!

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Local charm and interest. Lots of history, picturesque sights and tolerant locals. No probs taking photos. Friendly shops, can negotiate, an easy travel destination.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Medina I found to be a little more tolerable and navigable than the one in Marrakech. There was also the welcomed absence of taking your life in your hands against the scooters and motorbikes. Another great tip I can give people is that the usual goods that people buy in Morocco I found to be cheaper in the Medina... More 

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Thank Nic M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this Medina which was much less hectic than those in Fes and Marrakesh. Like most Medinas there is a lot of touristy type things for sale but take some time and go through the spice and herb sections. We were very lucky to be invited into one shop where the owner made us Royal Tea and explained about... More 

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Thank Heather B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Essaouria last year after finding a deal on a hotel, and fell in love with it instantly to come here and not visit the medina would be a waste! The people are lovely, no one hassles you to look around, and it has such a chilled vibe! My second year back and it's just as magical as the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The medina is nice, very laid back, you aren't hassled constantly which was a welcome change. There were some interesting and different stalls, prices were good.

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cambridgeshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A welcome change from medinas in more touristy destinations things here are much more laid back and you can stroll around at leisure without being constantly hassled to buy .Also,a lot of goods are fixed price so no pressure to haggle although you can still try!

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